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Both books writers come from vastly different perspectives and this shapes what both authors see as the technologies that keep the populace in line. Foucault coming out of the French intellectual class sees technologies as prisons, family, mental institutions, and other institutions and cultural traits of French society.
In contrast Frantz Fanon born in Martinique into a lower middle class family of mixed race ancestry and receiving a conventional colonial education sees the technologies of control as being the white colonists of the third world.
Fanon at first was an assimilationist thinking colonists and colonized should try to build a future together. He questions whether violence is a tactic that should be employed to eliminate colonialism.
He questions whether native intellectuals who have adopted western methods of thought and urge slow decolonization are in fact part of the same technology of control that the white world employs to exploit the colonized.
He questions whether the colonized world should copy the west or develop a whole new set of values and ideas. In all these questionings of basic assumptions of colonialism Fanon exposes the methods of control the white world uses to hold down the colonies.
Fanon calls for a radical break with colonial culture, rejecting a hypocritical European humanism for a pure revolutionary consciousness. He exalts violence as a necessary pre-condition for this rupture.
Fanon supported the most extreme wing of the FLN, even opposing a negotiated transition to power. His book though sees the relationship and methods of control in a simplistic light; he classifies whites, and native intellectuals who have adopted western values and tactics as enemies.
He fails to see how these natives and even the white world are also victims who in what Foucault calls the stream of power and control are forced into their roles by a society which itself is forced into a role.
Fanon also classifies many colonized people as mentally ill. In his last chapter he brings up countless cases of children, adults, and the elderly who have been driven mad by colonialism.
In one instance he classifies two children who kill their white playmate with a knife as insane. In isolating these children classifying there disorders as insanity caused by colonialism he ironically is using the very thought systems and technologies that Foucault points out are symptomatic of the western disciplinary society.
Today the oppression of French colonialism in Algeria has been replaced by the violence of the civil war in Algeria, and the dictator of Algeria who has annulled popular elections, a the emergence of radical Islam which seeks to replace colonial repression with religious oppression.Essay Fanon's book, "The Wretched Of The Earth" like Foucault's "Discipline and Punish" question the basic assumptions that underlie society.
Both books writers come from vastly different perspectives and this shapes what both authors see as the technologies that keep the populace in line. Foucault coming out of the French . Core Text Comparison Chart The Wretched of the Earth, Fanon * The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn * A Theory of Justice, Rawls * Discipline and Punish, Foucault * Towards a Feminist Theory of State, MacKinnon * * Indicates Optional Reading.
The Wretched Of The Earth: A Review Fanon's book, "The Wretched Of The Earth" like Foucault's "Discipline and Punish" question the basic assumptions that underlie society.
Both books Research Papers / Why The Name "Things Fall Apart". The Wretched of the Earth 40th Printing Edition. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison Michel Foucault.
out of 5 stars Paperback/5(). New International Version Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.
New Living Translation I correct and discipline everyone I love. French political thought from Rousseau to Foucault ampm Birge B Instructor: Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth, Grove Press Foucault, Discipline and Punish, Vintage Books The rest of the texts on the syllabus will be .